Hurricat attacks FW200 Condor

14 September 1941: Pilot's rocket assisted take off followed by parachute drop into sea to await pick up

While Escort Carriers were being hurriedly built and pressed into service an even more desperate measure was already seeing action.

Convoy HG72 had left Gibraltar on the 2nd September bound for Liverpool. HMS Maplin a 'CAM ship' - was among the escorts. She w…

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